Josh Carson

I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in my life during the initial 2020 lockdown in the UK and I haven’t stopped painting since. My wife gave me some acrylic paints in primary colours; with the idea this could offer a bit of distraction during the Covid restrictions, while work wasn’t possible. Amazingly, I realised these basic colours offered endless creative possibilities and set me on a new path, both in life and career. I feel extremely lucky to have found something special during such challenging times.

I absolutely love painting and will do it for the rest of my life. I never thought it possible I could be creative, let alone paint and I hope you find this creativity and love evident in my art.

I work primarily in an abstract way, using acrylics and often incorporate mixed media to create texture and depth. Inspiration comes from remembered imagery and experiences from living throughout the USA and from my love of travel.  Since relocating to the UK in 2015, I have been able to visit much more of Europe and find these experiences to be influential in my work.